Last June 2018, ASUS unveiled the ROG Phone, the brand’s first smartphone under its ROG gaming line. The ROG Phone was a beast thanks to its powerful hardware and support for various gaming accessories. Now, over a year since the reveal of the ROG Phone, ASUS has finally revealed its follow-up.
Introducing the ROG Phone II.
If you thought that the first phone was powerful, wait til you see what the ROG Phone II packs under its hood! The ROG Phone II features a Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, making it the first smartphone to be powered by Qualcomm’s new SoC made specifically for gaming. Complementing the processor is an Adreno 640 GPU, 12GB of RAM, 512GB of internal storage, and a whopping 6,000mAh battery!
As for its display, the ROG Phone II is even better than its predecessor. The phone’s display is a 6.6-inch 19.5:9 FHD+ AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate (more than the ROG Phone’s 90Hz). The display is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
Finally, the ROG Phone II packs a dual 48MP + 13MP rear camera setup, as well as a 12MP front camera. The phone’s main 48MP snapper uses a Sony IMX586 sensor, meaning that users should see improvements over the original ROG Phone for photography.
Much like the first ROG Phone, the ROG Phone II will also have a wealth of accessories that will be made available (such as gamepads, cases, etc). Accessories include the following:
- AeroActive Cooler II
- Aero Case
- TwinView Dock II
- ROG Kunai Gamepad
- Mobile Desktop Dock
- Pro Dock
- WiGig Display Dock Plus
- ROG Lighting Armor Case
ASUS has yet to announce pricing and availability info of the ROG Phone II. Though we expect ASUS to release the phone in the Philippines soon.
ROG Phone II Specs
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor
- Adreno 640 GPU
- 12GB RAM
- 512GB internal storage
- 6.6-inch 19.5:9 FHD+ AMOLED display with 120hz refresh rate and 1ms response time, HDR support
- 48MP Sony IMX586 + 13MP rear cameras
- 12-megapixel front camera
- 4G, LTE
- 2 USB Type-C ports
- 6000mAh battery
- Android 9 Pie with ROGUI/ZenUI
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